RIPE 2016: Vancouver Farmers Market to host annual harvest celebration

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      What’s better than good food and drink for a good cause?

      Local chefs and farmers will be gathering at RIPE 2016 on October 16 (5:30 p.m.) at the Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews) for a night of wining and dining.

      This is the 7th annual harvest celebration hosted by the Vancouver Farmers Markets, and proceeds will go toward its Fresh to Families project—a fresh food program benefiting low-income families in the city.

      Guests will enjoy fresh food at eight different farmers market-inspired tasting stations, created by local chefs including Ned Bell of Vancouver Aquarium, Ryan Reed of Nomad, and Clement Chan from Torafuku, among others.

      B.C. wine, craft beer, seasonal cocktails and dessert will also be on-site, paired with live music from local bluegrass band Scattered Coals.

      A silent auction will also be taking place, with prizes including a Listel Hotel experience, a Staub Cocotte from Cook Culture, and more.

      Tickets ($85 per adult, $20 per child under 12) can be purchased online.

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